America Zoom Choir Recording Guidelines

America Zoom Choir is excited for your participation in the “America Sings Project”. Please email us at for your score. The deadline for your video submission is Tuesday, June 30th.

Click here to listen to the complete score.

Items Needed:

  • One or Two devices (phone, tablet, computer)
  • One to playback the choral track (using headphones)
  • One to record video with sound (you singing with no backing track)
  • Can be the same device – just make sure all sound is coming through the headphones
  • Headphones
  • Sheet music PDF/paper copy…etc

Steps for Recording and Sharing Video:

  • Rehearse with your choral track until you are ready to record
  • Press record on your video recording device, press play on your guide audio track
  • Ensure you have headphones on in order to hear the choral track and prevent the sound of the choral track being re-recorded with the performance video
  • Record one complete take
  • Save and export the video


  • We prefer that you record in daylight in a bright room
  • Your recording device needs to be at eye level
  • We want you to record horizontally
  • Reminder to turn off any unwanted background noise: ex: fans, A/C units etc.
  • Please state your name and section (alto, soprano…) And your city/state. Ex: My name is John Doe, I am a tenor from Dallas, Texas

How to transfer files using Wetransfer

  • Step 1: Open a browser on the computer where the file is located.
  • Step 2: Go to the address bar and type: and hit Enter.
  • Step 3: Click on Add Files. ...
  • Step 4: Click on “Your Email” and send email to
  • Step 5: Click on “Transfer”. ...

Performance Recommendations:

  • Look nice (Hair and makeup – we will be sharing our video on social media)
  • Have a neutral background
  • Be aware of lighting – can we see your face well?
  • Sing like you are performing!
  • Avoid athletic-wear and clothing with large print or logos
  • Work to frame your video properly (face and upper torso visible)
  • Record with your phone on its side

Thank you for your participation. Happy recording!

Russ Rieger, Artistic Director
Jim Gray, Producer